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Old 08-12-2007, 01:54 PM   #1  
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OK, I know this has been covered more times than I can count but I really want to paint my calipers, so I need some advice. I have an 06 torch red with a cervinis elenor kit, with 20" chrome razors. Is red caliper paint my ONLY option. I know the standard is to either match the exterior or go with red.....but I am afraid it will be red overkill if I do it. From the pics I can find they look good, but I can't seem to picture on mine. So my question is, are there any other possiblities on a torch red...besides red. I will be doing the mustang letters and running pony decals also. So if I do go red on the calipers.....do I need white or black decals. Would black calipers with red decals work?? Thanks again guys, opinions appreciated!
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surely someone can help me out here. come on guys
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I always say red. I really don't like any other color calipers.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:45 AM   #4  
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I really havent seen any other color I have liked either, I love the red on black look though, very nice. Anyone else??
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Stick a pic up in the Chop Shop section. Maybe someone can paste them on for you.
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You could try black and they kinda go away but still have a slight custom look.
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OK, I know this has been covered more times than I can count but I really want to paint my calipers, so I need some advice. I have an 06 torch red with a cervinis elenor kit, with 20" chrome razors. Is red caliper paint my ONLY option. I know the standard is to either match the exterior or go with red.....but I am afraid it will be red overkill if I do it. From the pics I can find they look good, but I can't seem to picture on mine. So my question is, are there any other possiblities on a torch red...besides red. I will be doing the mustang letters and running pony decals also. So if I do go red on the calipers.....do I need white or black decals. Would black calipers with red decals work?? Thanks again guys, opinions appreciated!

Hi dream,

Paint them black using G2 paint to hide them. Your stock 12"brakes must look really funnywith 20's and that body kit. If looks are important and slightly beterbrake performance look into Baer's Eradispeed 2 Plus 14" rotors front and rear. You should be able to buyboth the front and rear for $1200-$1400. Good luck with the painting and make sure you clean your calipers and brush them hard with a stiff bursh and brake cleaner spay before you paint them.

HTH!
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:53 AM   #8  
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Thanks for the advice. I actually just ordered new slotted/cross drilled rotors earlier this week. I suppose the worst that could happen would be I would paint them and not like the look, I could always change the color...right??
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I think black calipers will break up the chrome and silver with the rotors. This way it draws attention to the rotors or rims and not the calipers. You also get a custom look as well by painting the calipers.
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Would the red decals be a nice touch, or a waste of time because of the black being so dark??
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